Catch the Wind Partners with Availon GmbH for Optical Control System Sales and Support in Germany
CHANTILLY, VA, June 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Catch the Wind Ltd. (TSXV: CTW), Catch the Wind Ltd. (TSXV: CTW), providers of Optical Control Systems (OCS) for the wind industry, today announced an agreement with Availon GmbH, to provide sales representation, installation and maintenance services in the German market.
Under terms of the Agreement, Availon will work collaboratively to market Catch the Wind's products. Availon's world-class service organization will be responsible for product installation and maintenance.
"This agreement represents a significant opportunity to extend our turbine control products into one of the top wind energy producing regions of Europe," said Jo Major, President and CEO of Catch the Wind, Inc. "Availon is a world-class independent service provider in Europe and North America. We look forward to initial successes in Germany and then expanding our business into additional markets."
Ulrich Schomakers, Availon's CEO said, "We are pleased to work with Catch the Wind, a leader in next-generation turbine control, to expand their business in the German market. Availon is committed to bringing the best leading-edge, cost-effective technologies to our customers to help drive improved return on their turbine investments."
The OCS is a "next generation" wind turbine control system for utility-scale wind turbines. From its position on top of the nacelle, the OCS simultaneously measures wind speed and direction in the free-stream inflow ahead of the turbine and uses this information to optimize wind turbine performance, increasing energy output and reducing damaging stress loads.
About Availon GmbH
Since its formation in 2007, Availon has established itself as the leading independent service provider for WTGs in the megawatt class. The German-based company specializes in increasing the availability of all WTGs under their care as well as the continuous technical optimization of WTGs during their entire service life. Its service provisions are entirely flexible and can be varied according to customer requirements. Operators thus benefit from higher yields and reduced operating costs. Aside from the inspection, maintenance, repair and optimization of wind turbines, the proactive services include the reliable supply of spare parts, technical support, fault analysis and remote monitoring. Availon is a true full-service provider with a total output of more than 1,300 Megawatts. Visit Availon at http://www.availon.eu/en/home.html.
About Catch the Wind Ltd.
Catch the Wind Ltd. is a high-growth technology company headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia. The company was founded in 2008 to develop and manufacture the optical control system (OCS) and optical wind sensors (OWS).
Catch the Wind serves markets for optical wind sensor systems, recognized as the "gold standard" in wind measurement. The company is focused on becoming a major contributor in making clean, renewable wind energy more affordable and profitable. For more information, visit www.catchthewindinc.com.
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